It's official! I am back in the game (or maybe just testing the waters?). Yesterday I booked flights, a rental car and registered to compete at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show in Salt Lake City. The competition is one of the biggest and most important competitions of the year.
Further down from the classic sport climbs that climbing greats such as Jerry Moffat and other put up, lies the fallen boulders that are waiting to be explored and bouldered. There wasn't many hard problem but fun ones; hardest probably was a 7 give or take a few. Great area to paddle along, hike, camp, explore, and climb. I'll be heading back soon!
Vanessa Compton has been busy this spring. Check out the new Women's Issue of Deadpoint Magazine. Vanessa was the Guest Associate Editor for this issue and created the cover, inside art, and music review. She's also featured in a few photos, and the Women's Camp Four is reviewed and Five Ten® climber Colette McInerney writes a feature article.
Canyon did a FA onsight of a 5:11 crack last weekend and bolted the anchors all himself. Canyon was super fortunate to have Keith Reynold share one of the last great truly secret crags in the immediate area with him. There will be hundreds of climbs on this wall someday but as for now there are 5-6.... Wow! So Canyon claimed the most beautiful crack on the wall.
Cedar Wright sends us cool video clips---check them out.
Here’s a short message from Edyta as she reflects on the Chamonix competition and prepares for the Arco Rock Master comp!